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Have a 93 Lexus es300 white smoke coming from the exhaust pipe.

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White smoke usually indicates water in the oil.
You should pull your oil dipstick and see if you see water bubbles on the stick

Posted on Feb 16, 2012

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SOURCE: alot ofwhite smoke coming from tail pipe

Not sounding good if white smoke, usually indicates coolant into cylinders via bad head gasket or head, maybe intake leak, or piston rings gone. You, or someone didn't overfill oil by chance did you?
What's mileage & did you have any warning signs or did this just happen all of a sudden.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: thick white smoke coming from exhaust

I would think this will be a blown turbo.

These are fed by a small oil pipe and if the unit overheats (due to wear) - this oil fill feed directly into either the inlet manifold - or the outlet - exhaust.
If it is spilling oil into the hot exhaust - you will get a thick white fog. You can confirm this by placing a clear glass bottle or jar in the exhaust stream - and see if it gets a thick coating of oil on it. If it evaporates - it's water, if not - or feels oily - new turbo or overhaul.

Best get is sortd sooner rather than later - as you may be able to save most of it for an overhaul rather than scrap it if badly worn.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Lexus ES300 White smoke out the exhaust no milky substance in oil

It could be the intake gaskets or even still the head gasket. How about the coolant ? Did you refill with same type coolant ? Have you noticed if it's thick and gooey ? mixing coolants will sometimes produce a thick gooey coolant that clogs up the cooling system. If the car ran hot it could also be a cracked head or block. Warped heads also. Somehow the coolant seems to be getting into the cylinder(s).

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: white smoke blowing out of exhaust pipe

what did you do to the intake? but an easy way to fix da smoke is to go and buy a can of STOP SMOKE it comes in an aerosol can and you just spray it into your engine

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

Jerry in UT
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SOURCE: When I start my 2003 ES300 smoke comes out the exhaust

The same thing happened to my 2003 ES300 - the smoke is coming from the oil seeping into the motor's cylinders. This is the classic "Oil Gelling" problem in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. There is a factory recall on it, but it only covers to 2002 ES300 not 2003. The Lexus dealer confirmed my "oil gel" problem and went to bat for me with Lexus - they got the repair approved - Thank you Mr Local Lexus Dealer! The cost was nearly $4,000 - paid for by Lexus.

Posted on Jun 08, 2010

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93 Lexus es300 white smoke coming from exhaust


White smoke indicates oil is getting into the combustion chamber either by worn piston rings or worn valve guides.
A compression test on all cyclinders can determine if the pistion rings are worn, The garage mechanic can carry out this test for you.
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I don't think you have the trans hook up but can't remember.

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My lexus is smoking from the exhaust pipe every time i press the gas


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Lexus ES300 White smoke out the exhaust no milky substance in oil


It could be the intake gaskets or even still the head gasket. How about the coolant ? Did you refill with same type coolant ? Have you noticed if it's thick and gooey ? mixing coolants will sometimes produce a thick gooey coolant that clogs up the cooling system. If the car ran hot it could also be a cracked head or block. Warped heads also. Somehow the coolant seems to be getting into the cylinder(s).

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It's the ECU. Very common with the early '90s lexus cars. Everyone will say head gasket, but unless your oil is milky white, it's not coolant leaking into the cylinder.
Buy an ECu on ebay for less than $100, it plugs in under the dash, just like a computer printer. Easy fix.

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